Melanie Miller

Melanie Miller, an Ashland Republican, has announced she will run for the Ohio Statehouse 67th District seat.

ASHLAND -- Melanie Miller announced Tuesday that she will seek the Republican nomination for the newly created Ohio House of Representatives District 67 seat.

“I am running to represent Ashland and Medina County because we need someone in this position who will work hard to make sure that our freedoms are protected, our families and children, both born and unborn, are supported, and our local businesses and communities have the tools they need to be successful," Miller said.

“People want a representative with substance — someone who will do more than simply recite an empty political talking point.”

Miller has served as the Executive Director of the Ashland Pregnancy Care Center for the past seven years, and prior to that she served as the Director of Youth Programming at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

“I’ve talked with people all across Ashland and Medina County, everyone wants someone who will actually work hard to help solve the issues facing our communities, someone who will do their homework and make sure that the legislation that passes in Columbus will actually help and not hurt our local communities. I believe my track record shows that I will do just that.”

Miller is married to Ashland Mayor Matt Miller, and they reside in Ashland.

“There are so many positive things happening in our city and county right now, and it is so important that our next state representative be from Ashland County,” said Miller. “I will champion the conservative values that have built our country, and I will work hard to make sure that Ashland and Medina County get the support that we need from Columbus to continue to grow our communities.”

According to Miller, who serves as an Advisory Board member for Ashland’s Salvation Army Kroc Center and as secretary of the Ashland County Ministerial Association, policies that encourage strong, healthy families will be a top priority.

“If we want to create strong, vibrant communities then we must work hard to reclaim our culture by strengthening our families,” Miller said. “We must recognize the supreme value of every life, and we must be sure the laws and policies that our government puts into place encourage personal responsibility, decency, honor and integrity.

“People are looking for fresh leaders with new energy who are committed to making sure that our northeast Ohio has a strong voice in the Ohio Statehouse.”

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